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Types of student visas in Australia

In Australia, there are two subtypes of student visas: 500 (the main visa) and 590 (the guardian visa) which considerably simplified things, as before June 1, 2016 there were 6 subtypes based on the duration and type of educational institution. Today everything is much easier. If your studies last less…

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Two main types of student visas in New Zealand

There are two main types of student visas in New Zealand: — Student Visa, or an open student visa, — Limited Purpose Visa, or a visa with limitations The significant difference between them is that the Limited Purpose Visa cannot be changed or prolonged while staying in New Zealand. Also,…

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Nuances of scholarship for International Students in Australia

There are many grants, scholarships and allowances that will partially or fully help cover the cost of studying in Australia for international students. They are offered by Australian government bodies, educational institutions, as well as other public and private organisations. Today we will talk about some of the nuances of…

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Accommodation options for International Students in Australia.

Housing options for students arriving in Australia are plentiful. The only exception is students under the age of 18: according to the rules, they must live in a so-called Homestay Family (HF) – an Australian family that provides the student with a room, meals, and also covers bills for water,…

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OSHC

When applying for a Student Visa for Australia, you must arrange a suitable health insurance (OSHC) for the applicable period of time. Medical care for foreign citizens in Australia can be quite expensive, especially when it comes to emergency situations. For example, an ambulance call can cost from AUD392 in…

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What Documents are required for an Australian Student Visa Application?

Confirmation of Enrolment Confirmation of the availability of sufficient funds to study and live in Australia English language test results Medical insurance (Overseas Student Health Cover) Suitable health assessment Completed and signed welfare agreement for minor students GTE Statement Other documents upon request. The deadlines for considering visa applications vary…

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What Documents are required for enrolment in an Australian University?

Certified translation of a certificate of previous education English test results Motivation letter and recommendations Work experience (needed for some courses) Most educational institutions will also charge a non-refundable registration fee of AUD50 to AUD100, which should be included in your application. Some institutions waive this fee if the application…

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English Language Proficiency

If you are considering studying in Australia, you probably already know that to get a Student Visa you need to demonstrate a certain level of English language proficiency. Students are exempted from providing proof of English proficiency when applying for a visa if they fall into one of the following…

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GTE Statement

When applying for a Student Visa for Australia, you will need to prepare a General Temporary Entrant (GTE) Statement. The GTE requirement is used to make sure the Student Visa program is accessed as intended. The student visa program does not allow foreign students to maintain a permanent residence in…

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Tips for learning English at Home

In most cases, English proficiency is necessary for successful immigration to an English-speaking country, including Australia. But you do not have to live in an English-speaking country to become fluent in English. With the right approach, you can improve your language skills without leaving the comfort of your home. Surround…

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Can you get an Australian Degree… overseas?

Unfortunately, very often having an overseas degree for immigration purposes in Australia equals to not having a degree at all. And foreign work experience, especially not in an English-speaking country, is equivalent to a lack of work experience. In such circumstances, many immigrants have to start a career from scratch…

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Temporary Graduate Visa

After graduating from an Australian University, some international students will be able to apply for a Temporary Graduate Visa Subclass 485. This visa is divided into two streams: Stream 1: Graduate Work This visa is intended for international students who have recently completed their studies with skills and qualifications appropriate…